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is joining me from new york. thanks for coming inside "the war room," mark. >> thank you for having me. >> jennifer: i know you have on the air a lot because of the tragedy last week. i'm curious about the policy arm of your organization and what can be done on the state level. many states have or are introducing laws to allow more concealed weapons in public schools, for example. what is your organization doing at this point for that. >> going to the states is one of the many paths to victory to this issue. one of the paths was actually shown in michigan -- your own home state. so you have a very republican governor there and the nra was on the path to pass two really bad bills, one would eliminate background checks for concealed weapons, and the second would allow concealed carrying in places like day cares and schoolyards. and in a matter of weeks the nra had both of those initiatives completely reversed. we beat them on the first one, after the connecticut shootings the governor vetoed the bill and he should have. so the nra is on its heels at this point. >>
and new york and los angeles. so jake, keep on asking those questions. we need a stronger press. >> bill: hey john, let me just explain my position here. i think it was a very fair question. you've heard me ask the question if you're a regular. and been very critical. and i've asked questions of jay carney at the briefing about why the president hadn't acted, for example, on the assault weapons ban. i'm just saying there is a way to ask that question which preserves the dignity of the media -- of the press and of the president of the united states. i had a long conversation after the briefing yesterday, for example, with peter baker from "the new york times" and peter said look, that was a legitimate question but he said the way i would have asked it would have been mr. president, you said sunday night that, as a nation, we have not done enough to protect our kids. do you include yourself in those who have not done enough and do you regret, given what happened in newtown connecticut that you didn't do more in your firs
to gun culture. so i'm pleased to welcome my next guest. joining us here in new york is rabbi eric yoffe for the union for reformed judaism. thank you for coming inside "the war room." >> happy to be with you. s. >> john: you wrote a deeply powerful piece in "huffington post" and everybody out there atheist and believer alike should read called "gun worship is blasphemy." what was it that prompted you to go with that particular title? >> i believe that gun control is a religious issue. we have turned guns into idols and the worship of idols is blasphemy and the only proper response to blasphemy is moral outrage and moral action. that's what that piece was about. >> john: i want to talk with you about the whole morality of gun culture. a lot of people are struggling with where do you draw the line between wanting to protect your family and giving easy access to weapons designed to kill people to whoever wants them. >> we're not talking about protecting your family. we all support that. all of the major religious
, it was so radical that the republicans threw him under the bus. it was defeated in the senate, and "the new york times" said republicans also distanced themselves from mr. bunning. even john cornice said this does not represent the position of the caucus. it is just one senator. just two years ago they're like taking away unemployment, that is radical. we're not with bunning. we're not going to do that. now they're saying to obama if you don't do what we tell you we're going to take away unemployment issues. you don't say how can i help you? you say have at it, hoss, and you lose the next election incredibly badly. it's deeply unpopular and you knew it two years ago. let's bring in keith he willer son, members of the progressive caucus chair in fact, great to have you here, congressman. >> yes, thank you. >> cenk: so let's talk about what progressives can do because it gets disheartening when social security is offered up and they're talking about medicare eligibility age etc. how can they make sure that those things are not part of the deal? >> the first thing we can do is let them know we
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